Pixlr – Online Photo Editor to Remove Watermark from Images


Pixlr is an excellent free online photo editor that can be used to remove watermark from pictures. Ok, before you got the wrong idea about this web application, let me clear out the air first. Pixlr is not an online photo editor that is meant to specifically removed watermark from images. The truth is it is a powerful photo editor that has features in its arsenal similar to full fledged photo editor such Adobe Photoshop.

Key Features of Pixlr

  • Easy to use and user-friendly
  • Support multiple languages
  • Removes watermarks easily with stamp tool
  • No installation or registration required
Pixlr: Online Photo Editor

Pixlr: Online Photo Editor

If you take a closer look at the tools on the left side pane, it resembles a lot with Adobe Photoshop desktop application. It has basic tools such as drawing tool, clone stamp, sponge tool, color replace tool, gradient tool, dodge tool, smudge tool and many more. One feature that is essential in removing watermark is the clone stamp tool. We will primarily be using this tool throughout this article in order to show you how to remove watermark on an image.

How Watermark removing works?

Removing a watermark is not as easy as you think. It takes time and it will depend on the image your are editing. That’s said, 1 one rule of thumb to get a clean watermark removal is by getting as close replacement as possible for the watermark you intend to remove. In order to achieve this you will be using a tool named clone stamp. I’ll demonstrate a simple example on how to remove watermark from a picture.

clone stamp tool

Clone stamp tool

How To Use Pixlr To Remove Watermark

1. Open Pixlr Online photo editor on your browser.

Open image with watermark in Pixlr

2. Click on the “File > Open image” from the menu at the top and browse through the folder directory where the image with a watermark resides. Double click on the image. In this demonstration I’m going to use the following picture.

Picture with watermark - demo purpose

3. Click “clone stamp tool” from tools window. A circular icon will appear on the screen.

clone stamp tool

Clone stamp tool

4. Click [CTRL] button define the source point. Basically this is the point that we are going to use to overwrite the watermark section. When you have define the source point, the pointer will change to a crosshair (see picture below).

Click [CTRL] button to define source point

Click (CTRL) button to define source point

5. Now, while you still clicking on the watermark section, hover your mouse over the watermark and see the magic works.

Watermark gradually replaced with the source point

6. Here’s the final result (partially done). You just need to go ahead and finish everything.

Final result (partially done)

Final result (partially done)

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